Armed with digital signature generation, verifying and signing capabilities the X-Wall® MX+, among other features, is an in-progress FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified single chip SATA Gen 3 cryptographic bridge capable of ensuring trusted and encrypted communications for all computing tiers. A standard end point computing device such as a SATA disk drive or SSD can also benefit from the additional in-line 6Gbps AES CBC/XTS 256-bit hardware disk encryption capability it provides.
On top of the digital signature and in-line full disk encryption capabilities are FIPS certified Hash_DRBG, SHA256, HMAC (Hashed Message Authentication Code) and CMAC (Cryptographic Message Authentication Code) for either role based or identity based authentication. This means the entire authentication interfaces of the new X-Wall® MX+ are protected (encrypted).
More, the X-Wall® MX+ has built-in TCG Opal 2.0 capability to effectively transform any number of standard SATA disk drive or SSD to a TCG Opal 2.0 compliant drive. When working in conjunction with another built-in IEEE1667 firmware, the X-Wall® MX+ can transform any number of standard SATA disk drive or SSD, regardless of its capacity, to eDrive, wherein Microsoft BitLocker can manage and configure it, through the software interface of the IEEE1667 and Opal 2.0, as either a boot drive, a data drive or a portable drive using latest USB3.0/USB3.1 technology. The MBAM (Microsoft BitLocker Administration & Monitoring) takes advantage of the X-Wall® MX+ transformed eDrive and provides enterprise-wise key management for fast deployment with low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).